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This is our site dedicated to journalists. Here you'll find all our latest press releases and feature articles, together with background information and contact details for the press team.

 

Comment on new onshore licensing round

28 July 2014

Commenting on the opening of a new onshore licensing round for oil and gas exploration in the UK [1], WWF warned that the threat of climate change means that most fossil fuels need to be left in the ground. Read Comment on new onshore licensing round

Capacity market decision green lights dirty coal use for another generation

23 July 2014

Commenting on the news announced today that the EU Commission has granted state aid clearance for the UK to establish a capacity market, WWF said that the market as currently designed does not represent value for money for consumers and poses a threat to the decarbonisation of the UK power sector. Read Capacity market decision green lights dirty coal use for another generation

Climate efforts undermined by EU’s coal addiction, new report reveals

22 July 2014

[Brussels, Belgium] CO2 emissions from coal power plants in the EU are undermining climate efforts, reveals the “Europe’s Dirty 30” report, released today by CAN Europe, WWF, the European Environmental Bureau, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Climate Alliance Germany [1]. Read Climate efforts undermined by EU’s coal addiction, new report reveals

WWF Cymru : Welsh ministers face questions after UK commits to action on climate change

22 July 2014

Responding to the UK Government’s announcement today that it will adopt the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change on the Fourth Carbon Budget, WWF Cymru praised Ministers in London for making the right decision for Wales’ energy security, its economy, its consumers and the environment. Read WWF Cymru : Welsh ministers face questions after UK commits to action on climate change

Government risks creating loopholes for landlords on energy efficiency

22 July 2014

Commenting on the proposals announced today by the Government on minimum energy efficiency standards for privately rented homes, WWF warned that loopholes risked offering a blanket exemption from the plans to a significant number of landlords. Read Government risks creating loopholes for landlords on energy efficiency

WWF welcomes clarity over Fourth Carbon Budget

21 July 2014

Responding to the news that the Government’s will adopt the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change on the Fourth Carbon Budget, WWF-UK praised Ministers for making the right decision for the UK’s long-term energy security, its economy, its consumers and the environment. Read WWF welcomes clarity over Fourth Carbon Budget

Plans to build new runway ‘not rooted in real world’ say leading green groups

14 July 2014

• Reports by the RSPB, WWF and Aviation Environment Federation (AEF) challenge airport expansion assumptions
• Growth at regional airports likely to be constrained
• Reports to be launched in House of Commons at 3pm, Tuesday 15 July, Committee Room 10
Read Plans to build new runway ‘not rooted in real world’ say leading green groups

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Sky Rainforest Rescue wins first place at 2 Degrees Awards

10 July 2014

Last night Sky Rainforest Rescue came out on top at the 2014 2degrees Champion Awards for its external communications. The awards, held last night at Wembley Stadium, saw Sky and WWF go up against strong competition to take home the External Communications Campaign award. Read Sky Rainforest Rescue wins first place at 2 Degrees Awards

WWF: National Grid underestimates threat of coal

10 July 2014

Commenting on the National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios report published today [1], WWF-UK warned that Government policy was extending the life of old coal plants at the expense of consumers and despite the impacts on climate change and people’s health. Read WWF: National Grid underestimates threat of coal

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Kerry McCarthy MP visits WWF in Woking

07 July 2014

Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs visited WWF in Woking on 7 July as part of WWF’s engagement with politicians.  Penny Evans, Public Affairs Specialist at WWF-UK, said: Read Kerry McCarthy MP visits WWF in Woking

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